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5 Tough Truths About Your Career Change (From Unlikely Experts)

A dog psychologist, a radio host, and a painter who's paralysed from the neck down.... These people aren't (technically) qualified to give you advice on your career change. But they're not scared to tell you the truth – and if what you've been doing hasn't been working, a tough-love wake-up-call might be exactly what you need. Natasha shares five refreshing, provocative lessons from people you'd never think to ask for advice on your shift.

From Spa to Start-up

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Corinne Taylor had a bad case of burn out. When her back literally gave out under the strain, she realised it was time for a big change. Teaming up with business partner Daniel Henriques (who was fed up with his own unsociable work hours), she's now grown a career that helps her feel relaxed and energised. Here's their story.

From Marketing to Marketplace

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Gemma Whates was being pulled in two directions at once; either her career or home life always had to take second place. Fed up with compromise, she decided to take a gamble. Now she's got the home–work mix she wanted and she's letting her entrepreneurial side shine. Here's how she did it.

From Office Life to Start-up

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Disillusioned with his 'grey' corporate job, Ant Symington was determined to find work he really cared about. When jobhunting proved fruitless, he decided, along with his partner Louisa, to launch out on his own. Now they're both enjoying a career (and a start-up) they can feel proud of. Here's their story.

From PR to Psychotherapy

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Imogen Petit was exhausted. Though her industry was buzzy and sociable, she couldn't keep up the pretence that she enjoyed the work. Now, she's retrained in a whole new field that feels much more authentic. Here's how she did it (without capsizing her bank balance).